Spring & Water Hikes

Feel the elemental force of the water

The most beautiful water hikes lead through wildly romantic, rushing gorges and waterfalls, babbling torrents to turquoise-blue, quiet mountain and mirror lakes and alpine water worlds! With around 1,000 springs, 300 mountain lakes and 100 waterfalls, the Schladming-Dachstein region is one of the richest in water in the Alps.

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  • Spiegelsee on the Reiteralm

Reiteralm, 1:39 hours, 4.2 km, 284 meters in altitude
The most popular photo motif in the Schladming-Dachstein region. In the middle Gasselsee (as the lake is actually called), the Dachstein massif is reflected on windless days. There are three other lakes in the area: Untersee, green forest lake, and Obersee

  • Duisitzkarsee

Rohrmoos-Obertal, 3:12 hours, 6.8 km, 533 meters in altitude
The Duisitzkarsee is a natural gem in the Rohrmoos Obertal. The mountain lake is picturesquely surrounded by a dreamy mountain landscape in the Schladminger Tauern. Regional delicacies await you in the Fahrlechhütte and the Duisitzkarseehütte.

  • Giglachsee

Ursprungalm, 2:55 hours, 8.2 km, 451 meters in altitude
The two Giglach lakes lie at the foot of the Lungau and Styrian Kalkspitze. Various hikes lead to the lakes. The easy hike from the Ursprungalm to the Giglach lakes is wonderful. You can still find traces of the tunnel workers in the former mining area. Ignaz Mattis Hut and Giglachseehütte are located around the lake.

  • Alpinsteig "through the Höll" to the Riesachsee

Rohrmoos-Untertal, 2:00 hours, 4 km, 296 meters in altitude
Starting from the Seeleiten car park in Untertal, this alpine trail opens up the Riesach waterfall, the highest waterfall in Styria. Close to the water with stairs and ladders and a 50 meter long rope suspension bridge. You can also take the forest path downhill.

  • Königstour Klafferkessel

Rohrmoos-Untertal, 9:00 hours, 20 km, 1610 meters in altitude
The Klafferkessel is a relic from the Ice Age - a lake plateau in a high alpine landscape with around 30 lakes of different sizes. The Königstour circular route starts at the Seeleiten car park in Untertal. Gollinghütte - Greifenberg - Klafferkessel - Preintalerhütte - Riesachsee

  • Silberkarklamm

Ramsau am Dachstein, 2:50 hours, 4.3 km, 250 meters in altitude
Waterfalls, vertical cliffs and a wild and romantic gorge. Here you can only hike to the Silberkarklamm or hike the circular path Klamm - Silberkarhütte - Höhenweg (forest and root path) back to the starting point.

  • Stierkarsee - Goldlacken

Pruggern, 5:00 hours, 11.6 km, 1022 meters in altitude
A flat alpine path along the Sattentalbach to the end of the valley, where the steeper ascent to the Stierkarsee begins. A worthwhile destination to continue hiking: the Goldlacken - several small lakes and Lacken in a high alpine location.

  • Schwarzensee

Kleinsölk, 2:00 hours, 6.8 km, 80 meters in altitude
Largest mountain lake in the Schladminger Tauern. After approx. 1.5 hours over wide alpine paths you reach the dreamlike Schwarzensee from the starting point Breitlahnhütte.

  • Moaralmsee

Haus im Ennstal, 3:30 hours, 7 km, 235 meters in altitude
From the top station of the Tauern cable car via the Schafsinn circular route to the turquoise Moaralmsee, in the middle of a magnificent high mountain scenery at the foot of the Höchstein, then descent into the Gumpental. There are also several hiking options here.

  • Wild and romantic Wörschachklamm

Wörschach, 1:15 hours, 3.6 km, 330 meters in altitude
Secured walkways and steps lead past thundering waterfalls and bizarre rock formations. Many opportunities for further hiking

  • National Geographic Wild Waters Trail

Rohrmoos, 5:30 hours, 16.5 km, 600 meters in altitude
The family-friendly hiking trail leads from Schladming to the Rohrmooser Untertal. Here you can experience the water in various facets. Can also be walked in sections.